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The Invincibles or Manchester City?

The Invincibles or Manchester City?

There`s been a lot of talk over the last few days of how the current Manchester City side is better than the 2004 title winning Invincibles of Arsenal.

The majority of this debate has been fuelled by Talk-Sports "proof" of how City are better down to a simple comparison of players from the respective teams, paired up at their choosing and giving 1 point for every player TS deemed "better".

In this comparison, City emerged victorious after the final vote tipped the scales in City`s favour. The winning comparison? Sergio Aguero is better than Dennis Bergkamp apparently.

That was followed up with Yaya Toure, brother of Invincible, Kolo, claiming on Facebook that City were going to better.

Now, this isn`t an article to start a flame war, no, just one to ask opinions.

There`s no denying that this City team is a good one (let`s leave the debate of how the team came together for another day/article), they appear to be able to score at will, and are playing some pretty nice stuff too. However in my humble opinion the two can not be compared.

City are yet to hit a rough patch, never mind to make it all it all the way to next May without losing. Our team went unbeaten and won the league, it`s impossible, nay ridiculous, to claim a team in November, can be better than a team in May.

Have these people never watched football? Things can come crashing down around their ears very quickly …. And that`s something we`ve got some experience in.

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Wednesday November 9 2011
Time: 6:30PM


Aw c'mon Rocky, you know football's decided in November and not May. We already know whose name is going to be on all trophies that exist everywhere: Man City, the greatest team that ever lived.
09/11/2011 18:42:00
Hmm..did they mention that with the money they spent, we could have assembled 3 sets of Invincibles.
09/11/2011 19:23:00
Loved your invincibles! Especially what happened to their Champions League dream that season :-)
09/11/2011 19:54:00
Yep...was very sad to see Chelsea become the first London team to lift the CL that year..
09/11/2011 20:36:00
Well clearly your defence was better than ours is, Kompany is a very good player, likewise Richards and we've a good goalie. Bergkamp probably was better than Aguero (at the moment) but it is a bit daft comparing the two, especially given how fragile our psyche has been over the years. If we've a new mentaity then we will win the title.
09/11/2011 20:39:00
When you consider that the cost of assembling the Invincibles first 11 is less than the reported fee paid by City for Tevez it doesn't matter to me what city go on to achieve. What we did was special, it's not cheering the achievements of a team with them, merely applauding an oil barons' virulent wealth.
09/11/2011 21:11:00
City still av a long way to go it is just a matter of time.They would be demoralised after losing their first match in the league
09/11/2011 21:39:00
This is the job of the media. The way things are now ARE THE WAY THEY WILL BE FOREVER! I reckon most right thinking Citeh fans would refute this and say "come back in 12 months." This is just tabloid radio trying to get a response.
Little Dutch
09/11/2011 21:50:00
It is only November, for God's sake! City have met what, maybe 2, of the top 6 sides (to meet Newcastle next) and they are already being crowned champions and compared to the invincibles? Someone is setting them up for the big fall.
09/11/2011 22:44:00
Even the basis of the comparison i.e. comparing the teams in terms of individuals in the same position is ridiculous. Everybody knows full well that no team is built on individuals. It's more about teamwork. Basic football knowledge that the ***** stirrers at Talk*****e etc lack.
10/11/2011 04:22:00
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